LAGOS, Nigeria, December 14, 2018/APO Group/ —
Barewa Rugby Club of Kano defeated Cowrie Rugby Club of Lagos 8-7 in 2016 final at The Old Parade Grounds in Abuja to win the Presidents’ Cup National identify. They will meet again this weekend, Saturday 15 December at 2pm in a extremely aggressive National Rugby final fit on the Mainbowl of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.
The fit guarantees to be thrilling and crunching as the 2 groups once again search to ascertain dominance within the Nigerian Rugby Union League.
Cowries Manager; Dele Coker has numerous abilities at his disposal, and consequently it isn’t a surprise to look Cowries retain the Lagos League for the 7th year working. Very few squads within the nation can boast as a lot ability, and against each Racing and Police within the Lagos League, they confirmed superb composure and a scientific edge.
Barewa too know all about being scientific having received the Northern League 4 seasons in a row and National Championship ultimate year. the Martin Crawford tutored team are on this case, the a lot more youthful aspect.
No different golf equipment in Nigeria has extra home primarily based players within the Black Stallions squad than those two groups, all players with practical chances of perhaps beginning in any game for Nigeria, and Coach Bronson Weir might be hoping to faucet into that ruthless streak so ceaselessly observed from Cowries and Barewa lately.
Barewa’s Northern Zone semi-final win over North Central champions Plateau Bulls of Jos used to be a masterclass in decoy runners and not on time passes generating an 81-Zero scoreline to arrange this final with Cowries who walked over South South/ South East champions; Rocket Bulls of Edo.
Team information: Barewa has named their shuttle squad Nuhu Ibrahim captains the aspect dressed in ten, with Obi Wilson partnering Alex Onome at Lock and emerging scrumhalf Isa Omale beginning.
Experienced middle Joshua Etim begins at middle partnering Michael Gabriel with Akpabio Samuel at the proper wing and Sani Mohammed at the left wing.
Meanwhile, Prop Sunday Bassey might be along Chijioke Emmanuel within the Cowries entrance row with Samuel Ekpo proceeding at flank.
Young scrum-half Hassan Mohammed begins against his previous aspect as he companions Hassan Rilwan, while at centre, Onoru Jatto captains the aspect partnering Christian Ogar. In the back-three, Daniel John at the left wing to sign up for Alfred Oche (proper wing) and National captain Azeez Ladipo at full again.
Players to look at: Showing just how a long way he has are available in terms of composure lately, Barewa’s Nuhu Ibrahim and Joshua Etim could make the adaptation against Cowries and the Barewa quantity 13 will want to be as correct as conceivable when issues are on be offering to get Barewa in entrance.
Cowries in the meantime might be hoping for extra fatal finishing out broad from Black Stallions wing man Alfred Oche and a they’re going to additionally rely on their robust forwards to provide best performances at the day.
Prediction: Barewa really feel a greater aspect and are extra assured of protecting their identify, coming near the fit this time calmer and extra confident. But Cowries are in for a revenge project, they are able to deal with anything else and be capable of grind groups down. Which could imply heartbreak for Barewa.
Barewa: 15 Gabriel John, 14 Akpabio Samuel, 13 Joshua Effiong, 12 Michael Gabriel, 11 Sani Mohammed, 10 Nuhu Ibrahim (c), 9 Issa Omale, 8 Jude Abrakson, 7 Shamsu Aliyu, 6 Shalom Matthew, 5 Obi Wilson, 4 Alex Richard, 3 Zarmai Daniel, 2 Ibrahim Suraju, 1 Mohammed Umar
Replacements: 16 Bashir Usman, 17 Wisdom, 18 Dennis Clement, 19 Julius Godwin, 20 Zahrudeen Abdulkarim, 21 Christian Williams
Coach: Umar Bau
Cowries: 15 Azeez Ladipo, 14 Daniel John, 13 Christian Ogar, 12 Onoru Jatto (c), 11 Alfred Oche, 10 Hassan Rilwan, 9 Hassan Mohammed, 8 Isaac Sani, 7 Samuel Ekpo, 6 Tunde Sulaiman, 5 Ike Arinze, 4 Henry Eyong, 3 Emmanuel Chijioke, 2 Elijah Benjamin, 1 Sunday Bassey
Replacements: 16 Ajinde Obiyele, 17 Mark Chukwuma, 18 Akeem Yusuf, 19 Collins Gilbert, 20 Marious Moses, 21 Emeka Iheanacho, 22 Quadri Kolawole, 23 Tokunbo Lambo
Coach: Dele Coker